It’s all thanks to the fans. Three years ago NL MVP who buys 10,000 home game tickets.
Milwaukee Brewers’ flagship hitter Christian Yelich has made headlines for purchasing tickets to the baseball stadium and distributing them to fans.
The Milwaukee club announced on the 16th (Korea Standard Time) that “Yelich will directly purchase and present 10,000 tickets to fans during the four consecutive games against the St. Louis Cardinals next week.”
Milwaukee is currently leading the National League West with 89 wins and 57 losses as of the day. The gap with second-place St. Louis is 13 games, virtually confirming the district title, and will be on the postseason stage for the fourth consecutive year. The four consecutive matches against St. Louis will be held at the American Family Field, the home stadium, from the 21st to the 24th.
Yelich said through the club, “Thanks to the fans, we were able to achieve a big thing this season. We hope many fans will come and enjoy the last home game of this season. “We’re doing this as a way to show how grateful we are for the support and passion of our fans,” he said. Tickets for the four consecutive games provided to fans are up to four tickets per game.
The cost of purchasing 10,000 tickets provided by Yelich for fan service is unknown. Tickets for the American League Family Field range from $6 to $105 on a single game basis. If the average number of outfield family seats, which are $22 is 22, Yelich will pay $220,000 (about 256 million won).
Yelich, who made his major league debut with the Miami Marlins in 2013, moved to Milwaukee in January 2018 and reached stardom. In the first season of the transfer, he was selected as the National League MVP with a batting average of .326, 36 home runs, 110 RBIs and 118 runs, and continued his heyday with a batting average of .329, 44 home runs and 97 RBIs in 2019. In February 2020, he signed a nine-year $215 million contract with Milwaukee.